Harry Fosdick

1878 - 1979

A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on character, circumstances, courage, faith, seriousness, soul, and world

Nothing in this world is more inspiring than a soul up against crippling circumstances who carries it off with courage and faith and undefeated character-nothing! See Light From Many Lamps, edited by L. E. Watson, article by H. E. Fosdick, pp. 93-94 re: a serious cripple who succeeded.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on cynicism and people

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

Source: [see George S. Patton, Jr.]

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on chance, faith, life, love, and patience

The most extraordinary thing about the oyster is this. Irritations set into his shell. He does not like them. But when he cannot get ride of them, he uses the irritation to do the loveliest thing an oyster ever has a chance to do. If there are irritations in our lives today, there is only one prescription: make a pearl. It may have to be a pearl of patience, but anyhow, make a pearl. And it takes faith and I love to do it.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D.

It is magnificent to grow old, if one keeps young.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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